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Golfing Abroad - The Inside Track November 11, 2013

• Get a proper flight golf bag travel cover, don't just wrap a towel around your clubs and hope for the best!

• Make sure your shoes have soft spikes fitted, not metal ones, as most courses in tropical locations now insist on these.

• Shorts, ankle socks, and the lightest polo shirts possible are all you really need to pack.

• Riemann P20 is brilliant sun protection as you only have to put it on once and lasts all day, and you don't have to then keep re-applying sticky sun cream on the course. Not good for gripping the club!

• Take lots of gloves as they can get hot and sweaty!

• Check the baggage rules of each airline. If you're flying economy, some airlines include golf club carriage free, but others charge extra. In premium cabins they will all usually take clubs as you get extra baggage allowance.

• If there are a few of you travelling together, all with clubs, consider a mini van or book a separate luggage transfer as the normal private car won't have space for clubs and suitcases.

• Book tee times in advance - the popular early morning slots get booked up.

• If you prefer walking to using a buggy, choose your course carefully. Some have mandatory buggy charges even if green fees are free.

To speak to our friendly team of experts about golfing in the Caribbean, Mexico, Indian Ocean, Arabia or North Africa, call us on 020 7751 0660.

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"A consistent favourite amongst Caribtours clients and staff, East Winds offers the ultimate in old world Caribbean charm but with all the modern conveniences you would expect."

"We love the swim-up pool bar at East Winds - it’s self service and a recipe book is provided so that guests can mix their own cocktails."

"The outstanding and constantly changing dinner menus will be one of the highlights of your stay here, and the accompanying wines are always excellent."

"East Winds’ many repeat clients will appreciate the enhancements made over the last couple of years - these include a pre-arrival concierge service, social events and a selection of exclusive local tours."

"Join in the fun at the Beach Party every Friday, complete with a Land and Sea BBQ."

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